First Phase of Clay Lacy’s Northeast Expansion Marks Sales Milestone

Published: Long Island Business Aviation Association, September 21, 2023 Every day brings the first phase of Clay Lacy Aviation’s expansion and development of its Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) facilities closer to completion. While the team makes progress with every shovel full of dirt moved or power panel installed, it recently passed one major milestone outside of […]

Your Dedicated Private Jet Crew

September 12, 2023 Aircraft owners who engage Clay Lacy Aviation for professional aircraft management services enjoy having a personalized experience with a dedicated private jet crew consisting of the industry’s best trained pilots, maintenance technicians and cabin attendants.  Supporting your dedicated team is a host of aviation professionals with skillsets, knowledge, and deep connections in […]

Clay Lacy Sponsors Greater Delaware Valley ‘Girls in Aviation Day’

Published: Aviation Influence Hundreds of young ladies and their parents/guardians are invited to attend the upcoming ‘Girls in Aviation Day’ (GIAD) Greater Delaware Valley event on Saturday, September 23 at Atlantic Aviation PNE. The event opens to registered attendees at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Lunch by veteran caterer, Franco’s of Marlton – […]

Budgeting For Your Business Jet? Here Is How To Plan.

The annual operating budget for your business jet requires careful consideration and forecasting. Here are some guidelines to help you accurately plan for the year ahead. 1. Establish Data-Based PROJECTIONS Jet fuel. This is one of the largest line items in any aircraft budget. Fuel prices fluctuate regularly with the market and it is important […]

Clay Lacy Answers Call to Help Maui Disaster Victims

Published: NBAA, August 18, 2023 After devastating wildfires on Maui, Clay Lacy Aviation’s team came together quickly to fly critically needed supplies to the island. An Embraer Legacy 600 flew 1,200 pounds of supplies from Van Nuys, California, to Maui – including blankets, food, diapers and baby formula for families who have lost everything. The […]

Plugging Into Electric Airplanes

Published: Energized by Edison, June 22, 2023 Article Written By: Mary Ann Milbourn, Energized by Edison Clay Lacy Aviation will break ground this summer on a new terminal and hangar facility at Orange County’s John Wayne Airport with an eye toward an electrified future. The state-of-art facility will be the first in the world to be […]


First company in the world to achieve all four sustainability accreditations: 4Air, NATA, EPA, California Green

Clay Lacy Aviation Adds to Charter Fleet, Grows Market Availability

Fleet growth is supported by opening of new Oxford, CT, FBO this winter and continued expansion of MRO capabilities in the Northeast. (Los Angeles—June 27, 2023) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has added nine aircraft to its Part 135 charter certificate. The new aircraft open more availability for charter […]

How to Compare Jet Management Companies

June 23, 2023 Even to a seasoned owner, the number of unknowns and complexities of operating a jet can drain your time and budget. A professional aircraft management company manages everything for you, so you can focus on your priorities and make the best use of your time, people and resources. Deciding on an aircraft […]

Segregated Accounts are Important for the Best Aircraft Management Experience

June 23, 2023 Aircraft management with Clay Lacy Aviation offers a unique benefit to business jet owners: segregated business checking accounts. Why do these matter? Brandon Scheff, Manager of Aircraft Financial Planning and Analysis, walks through this industry-leading offering.   Traditional Aircraft Management Proposals “When an aircraft owner comes to a management company for services, […]

Clay Lacy’s Connecticut FBO and MRO Development Moving Quickly

April 14, 2023 From the time Clay Lacy Aviation announced its expansion and development of its Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) facilities, aircraft owners have been anticipating the new FBO facilities and expanded, aircraft management, charter, and maintenance capabilities the project includes. In the eight months since groundbreaking on the $20 million, 11-acre first phase of development, […]

FAA Validates Clay Lacy Aviation’s SMS Program in Top 2% Nationally

(Los Angeles—March 28, 2023) Clay Lacy Aviation has been recognized as a leader within private aviation for its Safety Management System (SMS). Its organization-wide approach has been validated and recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to meet the new standards of the FAA SMS Voluntary Program. The validation places Clay Lacy in the top […]

Clay Lacy Aviation Commits Over $500,000 in Pilot and Mechanic Scholarships

Building rewarding aviation careers and supporting the local communities where we live and work (Los Angeles—February 28, 2023) Clay Lacy Aviation has strengthened its commitment to the future of aviation by funding scholarships in diverse areas within the industry and geographic regions. The 55-year-old private aviation company, specializing in aircraft management, charter, maintenance and FBO […]

Independent Auditing Firms IS-BAO and ARGUS Extend Clay Lacy Aviation’s Industry-Leading Safety Certifications

Clay Lacy is awarded the ARGUS Platinum rating for 13th consecutive year, IS-BAO Stage III certification for 5th (Los Angeles—November 1, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation, the world’s most experienced operator of private jets, has been recognized again for its safety and operational processes. The aircraft management, charter, maintenance and FBO services provider has recently been awarded […]

Corporate Jet Investor Names Scott Cutshall Sustainability Power Player

  Published: Corporate Jet Investor, September 6, 2022 The power of one can be an irresistible force. One person, either leading a team or embedded within it, can have a disproportionally large effect on outcomes. It is these people we have set out to honour in our new CJI Sustainable Power Players 2022 list. Our […]

Mexico’s Aviation Authority Grants Clay Lacy AFAC Repair Station Authorization

Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) joins Europe’s EASA and Transport Canada in authorizing Repair Station maintenance services (Los Angeles—September 7, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation’s FAA Part 145 Repair Stations in San Diego and Los Angeles, California, have received authorization by Mexico’s Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Federal de Aviación Civil, AFAC) to provide maintenance services on […]

Scott Cutshall, Clay Lacy SVP, Featured on NBAA Sustainability Podcast

Published: NBAA, July 18, 2022 Listen to the full podcast on Business aviation has a long-term commitment to make the industry more sustainable. While many flight operations already have implemented programs to reduce their carbon emissions and other waste products, the process can seem daunting for those that haven’t yet started. Three members of […]

Clay Lacy Completes 10th Garmin G1000 NXi Upgrade on Embraer Phenom

Integrated flight deck upgrade installed by avionics experts at CLA’s Embraer Authorized Service Center (Los Angeles—July 21, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation provides comprehensive maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, including full-suite avionics installations, system upgrades and modifications. The company recently completed its 10th installation of the Garmin G1000® NXi avionics suite at their FAA Part 145 […]

Six Large Cabin Jets Join Clay Lacy Charter Fleet to Meet Client Demand

The aircraft expand charter capabilities in Northeast U.S., Northern and Southern California (New York—June 7, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation continues to expand its private jet charter fleet in three key markets to meet an unprecedented demand for private aviation services. Already possessing one of the country’s most exclusive and diverse charter fleets of large and […]

FBOs Prepare for the Inaugural Fleet of Electric Aircraft

Published: Aviation Week, Spring 2022 Article Written By: Bill Carey, Aviation Week, AAM on the Ground, FBOs Eye New Market. Hard on the heels of new advanced air mobility (AAM) projects, ground infrastructure developers are building or planning launch and landing sites for a new generation of electric aircraft. The fast-emerging AAM segment also presents […]

EPA Recognizes Clay Lacy Aviation Among Nation’s Leading Green Power Users

Certification recognizes impact of company’s green power use and leadership in utilizing renewable energy sources. (Los Angeles—April 21, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation has been a leader in sustainability within business aviation by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transitioning to renewable energy sources. In recognition of those efforts, the company has been certified as a member […]

Clay Lacy Becomes First Company Certified to 4AIR Facilities Neutral Sustainability Rating

Independent audit validates carbon neutral rating and proactive steps taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its facilities. (Los Angeles—January 25, 2022) Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company to receive a 4AIR sustainability rating of Facilities Neutral, validating that the company’s private aviation facilities have been operating carbon neutral since 2019. Clay Lacy is […]

Washington Wine Adventures

January 6, 2022 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Washington is the premier wine producer in the Pacific Northwest. The Evergreen State has almost 1,400 wineries spread across 19 designated American Viticultural Areas, AVAs. Reds, whites, rosés, and sparklers, Washington has them all. Three of its most prominent AVAs are centered around in the […]

Pinot Noir Power in Oregon

December 17, 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours While Cabernet lovers thrill to visiting and tasting in Napa Valley, adventurous wine lovers should not forget the Pinot Noir riches on offer in Oregon. And there’s great skiing there too. Winter wine adventures await where it’s fun to combine downhill descents in deep powder […]

Clay Lacy Becomes First Company Certified to NATA Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses

New standard certifies actions taken to reduce carbon footprint at FBOs and other business aviation service providers. (Los Angeles—December 14, 2021) Clay Lacy Aviation is the first company certified to the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses. NATA’s new sustainability initiative was created to encourage FBOs, airports, and other aviation businesses […]

Buying A Private Jet: Is New or Preowned Best For You?

November 19, 2021 Considering the purchase of a private jet? Evaluating whether to buy a factory-new jet direct from the manufacturer or a top-quality preowned plane from a reputable aircraft brokerage firm? Each option has its advantages, and much depends on market conditions which fluctuate along with the global economy. Right now, both the new […]

Transport Canada Awards TCCA Maintenance Certification to Clay Lacy FAA Repair Station in Connecticut

Expert Clay Lacy MRO services for Canadian-registered business jets in the Northeastern U.S. (Oxford, Conn.—November 8, 2021) Clay Lacy Aviation’s FAA Part 145 Repair Station in Connecticut at the Waterbury-Oxford Airport (KOXC) is now certified by Transport Canada to provide aircraft maintenance services for Canadian-registered business jets. Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification is based […]

Investing Wisely: The Right Upgrades Add Value to Your Jet

November 5, 2021 Proper aircraft maintenance includes keeping business jets current with upgrades and enhancements as earlier technologies and equipment become obsolete and manufacturers discontinue support. Upgrades can improve operational safety, performance and efficiency. They can also add real value, making the plane more enjoyable for the owner, while broadening the appeal to charter customers […]

NATA Business Journal Highlights Clay Lacy’s Journey to Sustainability

Published: NATA Business Journal, Fall 2021 Article Written By: Scott Cutshall, Clay Lacy Aviation, SVP Development and Sustainability In late fall of 2018 I received a call about an event being planned by a coalition of international business aviation associations in cooperation with local civic leaders at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles. The event […]

Historic Pilot Shortage: How Jet Owners Can Retain Their Crews

November 4, 2021 The shortage of skilled pilots and aircraft mechanics, abated temporarily by the COVID-19 pandemic, has returned even stronger and is more pressing than ever. Back in 2019, it was the year’s top aviation story. Boeing’s CEO said that a global pilot shortage was one of the greatest challenges facing the airline industry. […]

Michael Eisner Stays Connected at 40,000 Ft and Beyond – Honeywell

  Feature Published: Honeywell, September 2021 Business mogul and philanthropist Michael Eisner stays connected from takeoff to landing on his Bombardier Global 6000 thanks to aircraft upgrades with Honeywell Forge and JetWave Ka-Band satellite communications. Michael Eisner, former CEO of the Walt Disney Company from 1984-2005, and current owner of the Portsmouth Football Club, Founder […]

Upgrade Your Travel Experience with Clay Lacy Aviation

September 21, 2021 Since our founding in 1968, business and world leaders, including five U.S. Presidents and a British Prime Minister, have entrusted Clay Lacy Aviation with their private jet charter needs.  Chartering a private jet with us invites you and your passengers on a memorable trip from departure to destination featuring the legendary service […]

Eviation Partners with Clay Lacy Aviation for Alice All-Electric Aircraft Charging Stations

Press Release Published: Cision PR Newswire, September 14, 2021 Eviation Aircraft, a global manufacturer of all-electric aircraft, announced a partnership with Clay Lacy Aviation to provide electric charging as part of its Fixed Based Operator (FBO) network of services. The partnership is the first FBO agreement for Eviation that will allow for the charging of Alice, […]

Van Nuys Airport Goes Electric as Tenants Install Over 100 EV Chargers

Press Release Published: Los Angeles World Airports, August 25, 2021 In another major step toward its industry-leading sustainability goals, the businesses at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) now offer more than 100 new electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for use by customers and employees. Five Van Nuys Airport businesses installed EV charging stations, including: Western Jet […]

Clay Lacy & Ross Wine Tours Argentina Itinerary

August 31, 2021 By David Lincoln Ross, Ross Wine Tours Channel your inner-Vulcan and sign up with Ross Wine Tours to Argentina to grill up a storm and drink up some great reds and wines from across this remarkable country. Let expert wine adventurer David Lincoln Ross, Founder of Ross Wine Tours (RWT), personally curate […]